The Wow Factor

There are some books that always excite young readers when Library Staff present them. These books amaze and evoke “oohs,” “aaahs,” and even the occasional “YUCK!”

Actual Size by Steve Jenkins

shows readers the actual size of various animals and animal parts such as a Goliath birdeater tarantula and a dwarf goby fish.

Disgusting Bugs by Connie Colwell Miller

Everyone Poops by Taro Gomi – No explanation needed!

National Geographic Kids: Weird But True

A series that includes: 300 Outrageous Facts, and Stupid Criminals: 150 Brainless Baddies Busted, plus Wacky Facts.

Ripley’s Believe It Or Not (Printed Each Year)

Scholastic Book of World Records 2012 by Jenifer Corr Morse

Super-Size Bugs by Andrew Davies

~~ And for those kids who want to know how to conduct their own gross experiments with a high yuck factor: Hands-On Grossology by Sylvia Branzei


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